With all the ballyhoo by Bush about how he has made America stronger and safer, we still have serious problems that Bush refuses to talk about.
In a feature article in CNN: “Undercover investigators were able to slip explosives and weapons past security screeners during tests at 15 U.S. airports”. This is according to an investigation by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
USA Today and I quote: “Florida Republican Rep. John Mica as saying the results on weapons were bad enough, but the results on explosives were "absolutely horrendous."
The airport screeners are employees of the US Transportation Department.
To top it all off an earlier report in 2003 by the Government Accountability Office had found that undercover agents were able to slip guns, knives and box cutters past screeners, the newspaper said.
The US Transportation Department is headed up by Mr. Norman Y. Mineta, a member of Bush's cabinet.
The Americans came to realise that they would have to either leave the region or weaken their presence there. It is Russia that is filling the vacuum now